Quote Originally Posted by mace View Post
I never saw him pitch, but perhaps that diligent development of the curveball might account, in large part, for his control problems early in the year and the later improvement in that area. It might also explain, somewhat, how, even in the eyes of scouts, he could look so terrible some days--when the nascent curve is bouncing in the dirt and hanging at the letters--and so sharp on others, when the breaking ball is breaking backs.
He wasn't bouncing the curve, he was bouncing fastballs five feet in front of the plate at times. We did not see that as much in the second half. Guillon had 18 wild pitches in the first half, eight in the second half. The previous club record for wild pitches in a season was 19 in the year 2000.

Bottom line: There is a lot of ability there, but he has a long way to go.

ERA and walks by month:

April: 8.64 ERA with 26 BB in 16.2 IP
May: 6.26 ERA with 23 BB in 27.1 IP
June: 3.20 ERA with 16 BB in 19.2 IP
July: 6.38 ERA with 15 BB in 24.0 IP
Aug: 1.34 ERA with 15 BB in 33.2 IP

Last 2 starts: 12 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 4 BB.